Definitions

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  • noun A hacker or cracker specialized with telephone systems rather than computers.

Etymologies

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phreak +‎ -er

Examples

  • Last year, I posted about the passing of a legendary phone phreaker named Joybubbles.

    Boing Boing

  • Rolling Stone profile of a young, blind phone phreaker

    Waxy.org: Links Miniblog

  • There have been six books, one feature film, a documentary, and endless hagiography in the quarterly phreaker bible Ed Piskor.

    Wired Top Stories

  • There have been six books, one feature film, a documentary, and endless hagiography in the quarterly phreaker bible Ed Piskor.

    Wired Top Stories

  • The hackers use one of hundreds of cheap, illicit phreaker programs.

    Stealing Minutes

  • Perhaps because of the fear of certain people that a bunch of teenagers or wacked out internet phreaker/hacker trolls were going to trash it people got scared and started trying to control certain aspects of it.

    Discuss: Future of Wikipedia?

  • Hi again this is a very useful list of telephony acronyms which i recommend you print out because if your a learner or novice phreaker they become very handy anyway so dont you forget it!

    Tricks of the Trade Issue #6 by Hype (Christmas Edition)

  • Cap'n Software's version was written by John Draper, the legendary phone phreaker "Cap'n Crunch" who had worked at Apple in its early days.

    The Apple II History, by Steven Weyhrich : Languages, Continued

  • It pits the hacker/cracker/phreaker community with their latter-day Robin Hood persona against the free enterprise business community with their 'what's mine is mine' attitude.

    Computer Underground Digest Volume 3, Issue #3.03

  • We've decided to do a brief sidebar treatment of the controversy over the use of words such as hacker, cracker, phreaker, codez kids, etc.

    Computer Underground Digest Volume 3, Issue #3.12

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  • One of the Ten Commandments of Phreaking (as published in the famous TAP Magazine) is that every third phreaker is an FBI agent.

    Computer Underground Digest Volume 1, Issue #1.02

    phreaker: one who illegally uses a telephone system

    June 2, 2015